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English please by NalaFontaine English please by NalaFontaine
There are times when I cannot comprehend what a person says because they aren't applying their english skills.
I get a headache if there is too much bad english.
"its da internetz, spelin doznt mater" . . . right.

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:iconuse-englishplz: is your access for the plz account. *** and now the journal Overwhelmed
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PRANKED1 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014
:iconyes-plz:
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Taninori-Chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I mostly use it, if i know how to say it right but i sometimes use the example "itz da internetz, spelin doznt matr" with friends who agree with me talking like that.
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NalaFontaine Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
spelling is important too. I typically encourage consistent practice of correct typing for correction and typing reinforcement. I had learned in college that no matter where you go or what it is you do in life, you need to learn to write well. No one will take bad writing seriously. I simply don't understand people who make giant mess of English when it seems to take more effort to write badly than it is to write correctly.
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Taninori-Chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Ofcourse! It's a very important thing, and I always try to do it better. Actually I make some mistakes, because I'm only in 6th class, and I don't live in a country that speaks English a lot >.> But I get some help, while writing on my PC, because it shows my mistakes, then I fix them, and remember them in the future ^^
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:iconnalafontaine:
NalaFontaine Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student General Artist
making the effort matters :) there is no shame in honest mistakes, just a shame to not learn from them. I am pleased to find your positive response with this. Keep it up.
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Taninori-Chan Featured By Owner May 15, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Yes ^^ no effort=no result
One of my classmates gives absolutely no effort. That's why a sharpener, is clothing for him ^^'
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JesusFan13 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Sometimes I make mistakes because I type really fast, but I always try to spell out my words and I hardly use words like Plz unless I am actually trying for an accent.
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:iconnalafontaine:
NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Student General Artist
We all have the right to make mistakes. Though it is only by making mistakes that we may correct ourselves and improve to continue our efforts.
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funkeee Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Agreed. :D I'm not very good at english myself, 'bt wen pplz spel liek dis', I get pissed off. xD
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ShadeDreams Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012   Digital Artist
It's not easy for us. ;)
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Philiphe Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
true. I don't know a lot of english and I hate writting stupid things or failing at grammar. Sometimes I just don't write anything because I hate "bad english"...
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:iconnalafontaine:
NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
Even if you just practice by yourself, it helps to exercise the ability to put thought to paper. Keep on trying and don't give up. No one will blame you if you make a few mistakes, you can only learn from them.
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medzkitty Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
I agree.
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Naruneyl Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well... i got the point about people who actually know english very well and don't want t use it correctly. But sometimes, we don't do it because we want to, is just because we don't know 'how' to do it. You see, my original language is portuguese, and it is still hard to understand it sometimes, because of the endless number of grammar rules and such. Now, you imagine me trying to learn english from zero, it is not that easy, you know. In school, i'm still leaning how to use 'say', 'tell', 'talk' and 'speak' (in the english classes, only two times a week). Everything i know more than the other students come from my knowledge from playing video-games, and i still can't trust my english sometimes. I have to confess, i love the english language since i was a kid, and i don't know why. But the thing is, no one is obliged to learn english, it is not a requeriment for being a person.
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NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
perhaps you should take a moment to read the journal entry I have regarding this as it may elaborate on some things that you are missing.
[link]

tis certainly not about people who aren't good with english, it's about english-speakers who write 'bad english'
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Naruneyl Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's okay, I read it, and I understand you and agree. For us that are beginning to learn english and how to use it, is crucial that people write/type correctly, so we can understand better. I feel the same thing when I'm reading some portuguese text completely wrong typed. For example, the '' letter, that people forget a lot (it has a 's' sound, but people use just the 'c' instead, which has a completely different sound). Is just... ugly. And when they mistake 'z' for a 's' (like, the word 'fazer'[to do], they type 'faser'. Is just frustrating).
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I can see how the '' eventually evolved into the 's' letter in the English language :nod:
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:iconnaruneyl:
Naruneyl Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Grammar Nazi, here.
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NikoThePanda Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Grammar national socialist?
Please check the actual meaning of a word, before you use it, thanks...
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SonicWolvelina99 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You DO know the term "Grammar Nazi"... right?
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kemekochan Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
never.
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La-Vicky Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student Digital Artist
NEBER >:IIII
lolJk I totes agree. I hate when people "tYP LieK dIS" and they're all like "ITZ DA INTERNEZ I T DUN MATERR"
English, mother fucker. Do you speak it?
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Theghostofyoutoo Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I know right?! But lol if it's typing like Homestuck then that's fine... :D
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:iconmellobird:
Mellobird Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Ha, helvede nej!
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:iconsonar-doll:
sonar-doll Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Nein!
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:iconwebou:
Webou Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Doch!
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Garrett33rus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Tell it to Google-translator.

With the same success I can say "speak in Russian, damn"
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:iconnalafontaine:
NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Google-translator can't understand the bastardization that is bad english either.
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Garrett33rus Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012
Any speaks as can.
And then I want call not to submit bad drawings...
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:iconnalafontaine:
NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
what? come again?
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Garrett33rus Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012
Forget it. You are hopeless.
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:iconnalafontaine:
NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
hopeless? I sincerely ask when I do not comprehend.
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Shadowsprint Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I am a native english speaker (actually English) and I even get annoyed at it. I do use abbreviations like brb, cba, and lol in texts to my friends or sometimes to them in skype, but on the internet I use full english. I also use it when I am talking to my non-english friends on skype just so it's easier to have a good conversation.

Using bad english on the internet does not make you look cool...it makes it look like you cannot read or write -__- (I even have a hard time reading it if it is really bad..)

For using good english on the internet, people actually think I'm four years older (I'm 16) than I actually am, because people are sometimes amazed that I do use proper english and the words that I use...
(I am not saying every 16 year old uses bad english on the internet, it is just a stereotype that I find is often applied to us)
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:iconnalafontaine:
NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
hugs and cookies for you!
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Shadowsprint Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
Yay thank you! :D

I have also seen loads of comments like 'it's usual for languages to break down into this kind of speak etc etc'.

Yes it does happen, but it does not mean you should use it to talk to people which do not know what the slang means. It's like french people expecting me to know slang, when I only know the 'proper' words which I have learnt through school. (not saying that french people do this, just an example!)

The broken down language is used to shorten sentences down when the other person understands what it means (like when you make up words with your friends), and you cannot assume everybody knows your slang.
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
THIS. I'm not even a native English speaker, and that makes it even more difficult to understand what a person is saying, if he/she mispells every single word. I mean, I'm doing my best to speak a correct, or at least understandable, English, why can't the others do it as well? Even worse if they're mother tongue... They can't understand how lucky they are to be native English speakers, they actually should know how to write properly, why don't they exploit this? :no:
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Nekogami-sama Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
That is what I loathe, when people misspell every word when they grew up in an English-speaking country. I mean, we went to school to learn how to spell English words. If a native speaker cannot spell, how are non-native speakers going to understand a word they say? By the way, your English is very good, if you hadn't said that it wasn't your native language I wouldn't have been able to tell. :)
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GiuliaDepoliART Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I completely agree with you! Also, in countries like mine, everybody knows how to spell all the words, or maybe has a problem with just one, but I mean, spelling is a basic thing for us. You learn it at 6-7 years old. Of course, some young people who think it's "cool", mispells something but just in SMS or such... We don't have spelling "competitions" or anything like that. That's probably another reason why we find it so weird to mispell so many words of your OWN language, or at least I do. :shrug:
However, thank you very much! :blush: This makes me so happy! :aww:
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Nekogami-sama Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student Writer
No problem! Really! It's the truth!
Being a spelling freak myself, I've always found it... appalling that a ton of people I know are actually proud of the fact that they can't spell. I don't know what's wrong with them. We're actually supposed to learn how to spell our whole school careers, but I guess people don't care. Or maybe it helps that I have a semi-photographic memory so it's easier for me to remember. When I say semi-photographic, I mean that I can see memory in my head, but I can't remember every single detail. Just the things I paid close attention to. :shrug:
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betcchi Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
you know out of context this looks really bad (it's a plz account its going to be used without people knowing the original intent) from the whole non-native speaker perspective.

But even considering the intent you've assumed everyone has access to the same education and advantages you do, compared to someone with a disability like dyslexia, dysgraphia etc. or someone who didn't have the same education oppotunities, you are priviledged to be able to speak english as well as you do.

I hate to break it to you but language evolves for how and where it is used, that's how we get seperate languages in the same family in the first place, and why English is different whether you are in america, canada, austrailia, new zealand etc. are the different ways the language have involved in these countries wrong because it's not how english is spoken in england?

What about english now to how it was spoken in the past? Chauncer (middle english) would have probably regarded how shakespeare (early modern english) wrote as butchering his language, they'd both probably think the same of what you say is proper english.
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NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
I DO have a disability

I went to french school, their English program was lame (it didn't start until the 4th grade, I already understood English by that time) and as it turns out, I have Asperger's Syndrome (didn't know till I was 27-28), so my brain was geared to be logical and visual, resulting in being weak with language. I'm 31 and still in school (university). I enrolled in English college. I am not good with language, which is why I work hard to keep up my practice.
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Only in America do they botch their own native tongue... :disbelief:
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:iconnalafontaine:
NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2012  Student General Artist
many have commented that this occurrence is also common in other languages.
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:iconmirakhall:
MiraKHall Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Is that so? Like where?
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:iconnalafontaine:
NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
you obviously haven't read through the commentators who went on about how it is an issue in Italian and Spanish aswell
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:iconmirakhall:
MiraKHall Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't try to read every single comment like a forum post on account that I tend to say stupid stuff -- mostly questions -- and I got burned once for 'treating her deviation like a forum' ^^;

Could I have some example? I'm curious.
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NalaFontaine Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Student General Artist
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MiraKHall Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
And now I find myself posting to other comments like it is a forum board :XD: I'm sorry, I get very addicted to things like these; it's very titillating to my brain, and it's basically NOT RELATED TO POLITICS :X (My dad talks politics day in and day out, but nothing else of interests like memes and such.)
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